L. Hamberger's Bakery Wagon, circa 1880

Summary

Tintypes, the popular "instant photographs" of the 19th century, could be produced in a matter of minutes at a price most people could afford. At first, outdoor tintypes were rare. But after a new, more convenient process for making tintypes was introduced in the 1880s, photographs of outdoor scenes became more common.

Tintypes, the popular "instant photographs" of the 19th century, could be produced in a matter of minutes at a price most people could afford. At first, outdoor tintypes were rare. But after a new, more convenient process for making tintypes was introduced in the 1880s, photographs of outdoor scenes became more common.

Artifact

Tintype (Photograph)

Date Made

circa 1880

Subject Date

circa 1880

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

95.104.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Iron (Metal)
Paper (Fiber product)
Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Tintype (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 10 in

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